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As a traditional holiday destination Bulgaria has a variety of attractions to offer to its visitors including some of the most unspoilt countryside in Europe in contrast to other famous European destinations.
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40. Where I can find road map of Bulgaria?41. Where I can use Internet during my stay in Bulgaria?42. How much will cost me one day stay in Bulgaria?43. What is Currency regulations for import and export?44. What is the Beach Climate in Bulgaria?45. What are the mountains of Bulgaria?46. How much is the way from Sofia to Varna and how I can travel?47. How many people visit Bulgaria in a year?48. From what countries are generally foreign visitors?49. What about car transport in Bulgaria?
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Q40: Where I can find road map of Bulgaria?
A40: You can buy a road map of Bulgaria at all gas stations throughout the country as well as at most newspapers kiosks and bookstores.
Q41: Where I can use Internet during my stay in Bulgaria?
A41: Almost all towns have at least one Internet club and rates are exceptionally good. Large hotels and many of the newer private ones also offer Internet facilities.
Q42: How much will cost me one day stay in Bulgaria?
A42: It is varies from region you want to stay. But at all - despite price rises and comparatively high costs in Sofia, Plovdiv and along the coast, the essentials remain inexpensive. If you're camping and buying food in local markets, you can live on € 15-20 a day. Staying in modest hotels or private rooms and eating out regularly, € 30-40 should be sufficient, while on a daily budget of € 50 or above you can enjoy a very good life, staying in mid-range hotels and taking taxis everywhere. Only if you require business-class accommodation will you need more than that.
Q43: What is Currency regulations for import and export?
A43: Foreigners may export and import Bulgarian banknotes and coins in circulation to the amount of up to BGN 10,000 (about 3500 GBP). Sums exceeding this amount may be imported and exported only with a permit by the BNB (Bulgarian National Bank), valid for a period of up to 90 days of its issuance date.
The foreign persons may export convertible (hard) currency in amounts that do not exceed the amount of the foreign currency they had imported and declared. They can import unlimited amounts of foreign currency, which is to be declared.
Upon crossing the state borderline of the Republic of Bulgaria passengers may import and export commodities that in type, quantities, and value are not of a commercial nature. These do not include objects the passenger carry for personal use and consumption objects.
Exchange controls are the responsibility of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB). The Bulgarian Leva is pegged to the Euro, and enjoys local convertibility. The export of Leva is prohibited, but foreign businesses can repatriate profits and capital in foreign currency. Companies can maintain both Leva and foreign currency bank accounts. Currency exchange can be effected through either the Commercial Banks or the Bureau de Change.
Import controls - Most goods can be imported into Bulgaria without restriction. All exports to Bulgaria are subject to pre-shipment inspection.
Q44: What is the Beach Climate in Bulgaria?
A44: The climate this year (2005) is very different there (like entire Europe) but the Average Temperatures are:
- Weekly temperature Co: May 22, Juny 26, July 29, August 29, September 24
- Night temperature Co: May 22, Juny 26, July 29, August 29, September 24
- Sea water temperature Co: May 15, Juny 19, July 21, August 23, September 20
- Sunny hours per day: May 8, Juny 10, July 10, August 11, September 8
- Rainy days per month: May 7, Juny 8, July 6, August 3, September 4
more info >> http://VisitToBulgaria.com/visit/Dir.asp?d=11-climate
Q45: What are the mountains of Bulgaria?
A45: The longest mountain range is Stara Planina - it crosses the middle of Bulgaria in East-West direction. The highest peak is Botev peak(2376m).
The highest is Rila with its Musala peak(2925m).
The most beautiful is Pirin. Highest is peak Vihren(2914m).
The best for easy trekking is Rodopi. It is mainly forests.
Near the capital Sofia is Vitosha. Highest peak Cherni Vrah (2290m)
There are a lot more mountains - Plana, Verila, Strandzha, Sakar, Osogowska planina...
(from Kalin Kozhuharov)
Q46: How much is the way from Sofia to Varna and how I can travel?
A46: All distances between Bulgarian cities you can find there - http://VisitToBulgaria.com/visit/distances.asp. You can travel with car or bus - 6-7 hours (there is highway for half of the path), train 8-9 hours or plane - 40 min.
more info >> http://VisitToBulgaria.com/visit/Dir.asp?d=0-7
Q47: How many people visit Bulgaria in a year?
A47: The number of tourists that visit Bulgaria grow up in last 10 years. The offcial statisitcs for number of tourists for last 4 years is:
|2002||5 562 917||2 992 590||23 998||180 138||2 129 641||236 550|
|2003||6 240 932||3 531 567||28 656||215 760||2 193 069||271 880|
|2004||6 981 597||4 010 326||40 467||271 857||2 351 743||307 204|
|2005 (for first 9 months)||6 120 413||3 490 387||39 140||252 252||2 071 026||267 608|
Q48: From what countries are generally foreign visitors?
A48: For first 8 months of 2005 the distribution of foreign visitors (and comparison with first 8 months of 2004) is:
Germany - 428,200 tourists (-4.74%), Greece – 426,840 tourists (-8.13%), Macedonia – 390,512 tourists (-11.85%), Serbia and Montenegro – 372,224 tourists (-9.86%), Great Britain – 285,001 tourists (+35.85%), Turkey – 178,162 tourists (+40.69%), Russia – 149,131 tourists (+15.04%), Romania – 121,306 tourists (+43.67%), Czech Republic – 110,558 tourists (+14.65%), Poland – 95,564 tourists (+3.69%), Sweden – 82,066 tourists (+2.44%), Slovakia – 80,763 tourists (+5.36%), Israel – 74,062 tourists (+39.06%), Finland – 65,834 tourists (+35.03%), Ukraine – 64,705 tourists (+14.40%), Denmark – 64,470 tourists (+32.50%), France – 57,974 tourists (+28.20%), Austria – 44,566 tourists (+27.78%), USA – 43,073 tourists (+17.54%), Italy – 41,496 tourists (+14.94%), the Netherlands – 36,762 tourists (+51.48%), Hungary – 36,152 tourists (-0.53%), Norway – 34,466 tourists (78.11%), Belgium – 25,540 tourists (-4.84%), Ireland – 22,491 tourists (+121.80%), Moldavian – 17,692 tourists (+54.12%), etc.
Q49: What about car transport in Bulgaria?
A49: The international highway E5 links Bulgaria with Europe. The country can be entered through any of the 18 border checkpoints. Gas stations are available at every 30 to 50 km. You need "vignette" to use national road network! Road fee has to be paid crossing the border.
National driving licenses are valid in Bulgaria. Insurance could be made in advance or paid at the border.
more info >> http://www.visittobulgaria.com/visit/Dir.asp?d=0-7-Road_Map